Keeping up with my kids used to be easy – until I started getting serious pain in my feet. Now I can barely walk around with them at the park. I used to give them piggybacks almost every day and I’ve had to stop, which has almost made me sadder than it has them. They ask for a piggyback every other day and I have to tell them that the bones in my feet hurt. They always ask me why and I never have an answer for them. I don’t know why.
I think it’s time that I get my feet checked out by a foot specialist. In the Cheltenham area, there are a number of podiatrists that I could visit, but I’ve been hoping the foot pain would just go away before I had to do anything about it. Unfortunately, it hasn’t and it’s impacting my children now, and so I have to get my feet seen to.
I just want to be able to run around with my kids whilst they’re young. I’m currently their whole world which means everything to me, and I’m not going to get this experience forever. It’s not that I’ve purposely avoided visiting the foot specialist, I just thought the problem would go away by itself. It did for a bit and then I forgot all about it. But then it came back in full force – worse than I’ve ever felt before. As it turns out, I’ve got painful Achilles Tendinitis. Apparently, it makes sense that I’ve been in so much pain because I have quite a severe case of it. The foot specialist said that if I had delayed coming to him any longer then I would genuinely struggle to walk going forward. I wanted to seem brave so I didn’t tell him that I was already struggling to walk, but I did eagerly ask him to fix me and give me exercises to get my feet better. I’ll let you know how they go.